Now, you have a chance to own a genuine piece of Lakers history. The 2009 and 2010 NBA championship rings of former NBA player Lamar Odom with the Los Angeles Lakers are headed to auction where they can be yours for an estimated total of $100,000.
The Sports Memorabilia & Rare Sports Cards arm of Heritage Auctions recently announced that the 2011 Sixth Man of the Year’s personal memento is going to be part of its Platinum Night event.
“His doomed romance with one of the Kardashian sisters, and the tabloid maelstrom that surrounded his personal struggles, made Lamar Odom a household name nationwide,” part of his brutally honest description on the website read, “but this fourth overall selection in the 1999 NBA Draft had been on the radars of serious basketball fans since he was named Parade Magazine Player of the Year as a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas high school.”
Both rings are size 11.5 and made by celebrity jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills. The 15-karat gold on the 2009 ring represents the Lakers’ 15th championship, according to the NBA. There are 14 diamonds on the top of the ring symbolizing the previous 14 franchise championships.
Bidding starts Friday, January 31, and the auction will be held February 22-23.